There are endless possibilities when it comes to travel. We compiled a list of our top 10 must-visit destinations for your vacation in 2020. Whether you are planning a vacation with extended family, taking a girls trip or enjoying a romantic getaway with your significant other, we have suggestions to suit every interest.
Adventures By Disney: Costa Rica
The Costa Rica trip with Adventures by Disney is perfect for families and adventurers. You’ll explore the beautiful nature of this country from rainforests and rugged mountains to the breathtaking coastline and exotic wildlife.
Highlights of this 7 day / 6 night adventure include:
- Ziplining through the rainforest canopy at Arenal Volcano National Park
- Whitewater rafting on the Sarapiquí River
- Exploring local wildlife on a boat tour through the rainforest
- Relaxing in the mineral water pools of a natural hot springs
- Learning about the Cacao tree and chocolate making during a hands-on tour of the Cacao Rainforest
We love traveling with Disney for many reasons including the outstanding service, knowledgeable Adventure Guides, excellent accommodations and VIP experiences. If you’ve never taken an Adventures by Disney vacation, Costa Rica is the perfect destination to start.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Located in Nassau, Bahamas, Sandals Royal Bahamian is a luxurious, elegant, all-inclusive beach resort. We recommend this adults-only resort for couples, girls trips and anyone looking for a kid-free, relaxing vacation on the beach.
Be prepared to be pampered during your stay. The resort has ten specialty restaurants, seven pools, two white-sand beaches, a private offshore island and an award-winning spa. You can’t go wrong spending a week here! Fun fact: this resort was once a favorite of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Cancun is a wonderful place to visit with 14 miles of beaches, all-inclusive resorts, water sports, ruins to explore and more. If you want a relaxing beach vacation, this is it!
The resorts in the hotel zone are beautiful and most offer all-inclusive experiences. Three of our favorite resorts are Le Blanc Spa Resort, Hyatt Ziva Cancun and Secrets the Vine Cancun.
If you want to do some exploring during your vacation, there are many attractions to visit including Chichen Itza, known as one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. These ruins are just a bus ride away and full of culture and history.
Cancun also offers amazing snorkeling and scuba diving for water lovers.
For the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, consider Hawaii.
Hawaii’s beautiful beaches are just the beginning of everything the island has to offer. It’s an adventurer’s playground! Hiking, helicopter tours, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, parasailing, deep sea fishing, ziplining, golfing and whale watching are some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay.
Hawaii has something for everyone, making it the perfect vacation for anyone from honeymooners to families.
If you want to take a European vacation, Germany is a great option. There is so much to see and do in this country. One of our favorite times to visit is during the holiday season to explore the Christmas markets. Christmas markets date back hundreds of years and are still popular today.
These street markets are associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. Traditionally held in town squares, the markets feature open-air booths that sell food, drink, Christmas crafts, pottery, candles, handmade toys and much more. If twinkling Christmas lights and local vendors displaying holiday merchandise is your idea of a winter wonderland, you must visit Germany’s Christmas markets for the ultimate holiday experience!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is the ideal base camp for exploring two national parks, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. These national treasures are breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Mountains led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park and with over 200 miles of trails there is much to see.
We love to take the 1.5 mile hike to Hidden Falls, water ski on Jackson Lake, go river rafting on the Snake River and enjoy one of the many scenic drives. If you are an early riser, don’t miss the sunrise at Mormon Row, a famous spot for photographers and wildlife watchers.
Did you know Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park? Made up of nearly 3,500 square miles of wilderness on top of a volcanic hot spot, Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, lush forests, hot springs, rivers and geysers.
You’ll want to be sure to make a stop at its most famous geyser, Old Faithful, that currently erupts about 20 times a day. Yellowstone is home to hundreds of wildlife species and our recommendation for one of the best areas for wildlife viewing is Lamar Valley in the park’s northeast corner.
Our best tip for visiting either of these parks is to arrive early in the morning or early evening to beat the crowds during the peak season.
Cruising offers an array of amenities for all ages. You can relax in the spa, choose an adventurous excursion and have a romantic dinner all in one day. Whether you are looking for family time, adventure, relaxation or romance, a cruise is the perfect vacation.
A great thing about cruises is all the options available. Choose from a weekend cruise or a ten day itinerary. The sky’s the limit for destinations from the Caribbean to Alaska to Europe. If you want to visit multiple destinations, cruising allows you to unpack and get settled once in your room without the hassle of having to move your belongings to different hotels during your trip. Cruises also provide many activities and programs tailored to kids to keep them occupied while you enjoy some adult-only time. Many cruise lines also offer guests a stop at their private islands that feature beaches, restaurants, bars and water sports.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy Edge is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando and Disneyland in California. This is your chance to live your Stars Wars adventure. The attractions are interactive and immersive with incredible rides and unforgettable experiences.
The two attractions at Galaxy’s Edge are Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run where you’ll take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance that allows you to join an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order. There are also numerous dining options and stores to buy Star Wars merchandise. We can help you plan your visit and find the best Disney vacation package for your needs.
A European river cruise is something out of a storybook. It is one of the best ways to visit cities and villages in inland Europe. Every day a new port is featured for guests to spend the day exploring on their own or with a guided tour.
A river cruise experience typically includes your stateroom or suite, all meals on board, a variety of small guided group excursions and onboard programs, such as lectures and musical performances. River cruises are a great way to visit many destinations in one trip and immerse yourself in the local culture.
For a vacation full of U.S. history, visit Washington, D.C. Tour the Capitol, visit the Library of Congress, explore the world-class Smithsonian museums and take a nighttime tour of the monuments.
There are a lot of family-friendly sights, attractions and events and the best part is many are free admission. Your kids will have the best time touring the city while learning about the history of our country.
What is on your vacation wish list for 2020? Let us help you get started planning!